Phrases we never hear anymore because changing technology has made them obsolete

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As a little kid, I remember my father saying "fill it up, regular" to the gas station attendant.

Or that old Jim Croce song, "Operator, can you help me place this call?"
Originally Posted by spiderlashes5000
How's that obsolete? We still have full service stations.
Originally Posted by The New Black
I haven't seen a gas station attendant pump anyone's gas in at least 25 yrs. They still do that?
Originally Posted by spiderlashes5000

Here in NJ that's all we have! No self-service.
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As a little kid, I remember my father saying "fill it up, regular" to the gas station attendant.

Or that old Jim Croce song, "Operator, can you help me place this call?"
Originally Posted by spiderlashes5000
How's that obsolete? We still have full service stations.
Originally Posted by The New Black
I haven't seen a gas station attendant pump anyone's gas in at least 25 yrs. They still do that?
Originally Posted by spiderlashes5000
Yup, at least here they do.
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As a little kid, I remember my father saying "fill it up, regular" to the gas station attendant.
Originally Posted by spiderlashes5000
I say this at least once a week!
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As a little kid, I remember my father saying "fill it up, regular" to the gas station attendant.
Originally Posted by spiderlashes5000
I say this at least once a week!
Originally Posted by CurlyCanadian
I would like to say it just once.

I guess I will have to plan a road trip!
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As a little kid, I remember my father saying "fill it up, regular" to the gas station attendant.

Or that old Jim Croce song, "Operator, can you help me place this call?"
Originally Posted by spiderlashes5000
How's that obsolete? We still have full service stations.
Originally Posted by The New Black
I haven't seen a gas station attendant pump anyone's gas in at least 25 yrs. They still do that?
Originally Posted by spiderlashes5000
I know in Oregon, you CANNOT fill your own tank. It's against the law. Or used to be last time I drove through it (probably 5 years ago, but I can't imagine it changing...it's been that way my entire life).

Here, "regular" used to be leaded gas. So "regular or unleaded" had a totally different meaning that decaf or caffeinated coffee.
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How's that obsolete? We still have full service stations.
Originally Posted by The New Black
I haven't seen a gas station attendant pump anyone's gas in at least 25 yrs. They still do that?
Originally Posted by spiderlashes5000
I know in Oregon, you CANNOT fill your own tank. It's against the law. Or used to be last time I drove through it (probably 5 years ago, but I can't imagine it changing...it's been that way my entire life).

Here, "regular" used to be leaded gas. So "regular or unleaded" had a totally different meaning that decaf or caffeinated coffee.
Originally Posted by SunshineGrrl
WTH?
No MAS.

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We have one full service station here. They were all full service until one high school aged attendant was killed (in the 80's) when the gas pumps exploded. Every gas station switched to self service then, but one went back to full a few years ago. It is out of my way so I never get to enjoy it.

On that note: Check your oil/wash your windows?
When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??


How's that obsolete? We still have full service stations.
Originally Posted by The New Black
I haven't seen a gas station attendant pump anyone's gas in at least 25 yrs. They still do that?
Originally Posted by spiderlashes5000
I know in Oregon, you CANNOT fill your own tank. It's against the law. Or used to be last time I drove through it (probably 5 years ago, but I can't imagine it changing...it's been that way my entire life).
Originally Posted by SunshineGrrl
NJ is the same way. Illegal to pump your own gas.

Most of the time, I'd rather pump my own because it is faster. But in the dead of winter, I miss being able to huddle up in my warm car while someone else pumps it.


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How's that obsolete? We still have full service stations.
Originally Posted by The New Black
I haven't seen a gas station attendant pump anyone's gas in at least 25 yrs. They still do that?
Originally Posted by spiderlashes5000

Here in NJ that's all we have! No self-service.
Originally Posted by SuZen

my friend has a cup that says "jersey girls don't pump gas"

i've been to new jersey...and I remember pumping gas. It was somewhere in newark...maybe it's too real in the streets there.
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i've been to new jersey...and I remember pumping gas. It was somewhere in newark...maybe it's too real in the streets there.
Originally Posted by murrrcat
I'm pretty sure I did just outside of Atlantic City, too. We thought it was so weird to have to go pay for your gas before your could pump it!
I believe in manicures. I believe in overdressing. I believe in primping at leisure and wearing lipstick. I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.
Audrey Hepburn
since merriam webster says to dial means to manipulate a device (as a dialect) so as to operate, regulate, or select <dial your favorite program> <dialed the wrong number> orb : call 1m(1) <dialed the office>
to make a telephone call or connection I feel comfortable saying dialing every time I make a call. Esp. since unless I'm on my cell (and many times if I am) I still have to punch the numbers in. I also have to hang the phone up or it gets the angry busy tone. Sure cell's are often used for personal use or on the go business, but offices and such still have actual phones that require it to be "hung" up.

I also don't see how flipping through the channels is obsolete. As long as someone scans through them and has a remote it applies. Sure we may use the guide, or not have a TV at all (netflix, hulu etc) but at some point boredom sets in and you just flip through to see what catches your interest. Flipping through the channels.
Originally Posted by KookyCurl
In the terms of getting up and manually flipping or turning the dial on the television, it is obsolete. You know, back in the days when kids were the remote. I do not miss that. I no longer say flipping through the channels. I typically say I am channel surfing, or looking at the guide, but I still say "film at 11" for fun.


Another one (that I personally loved): I made you a mixed tape.
When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??

I never hear "charge it to my account" anymore. That was common when I was a child. We only have one grocery store left that will allow life long customers to pay a little later, do deliveries, or shop for you and bring your items to the car. That is due to large chain stores, lack of trust, and technology.
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When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??

"Number please."

When I was a kid we lived in a semi-rural area and in order to make a phone call, you talked to the operator and told her the number and she would connect you. The dial on the phone didn't work. Also, we had a two-party line, so sometimes you would pick up the phone to make a call and the other party would be talking. You had to wait till they were done to make your call.
Originally Posted by SuZen
Omg! Like the Andy Griffith Show!

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"White it out" (referring to using White Out - brand name for a little bottle of white stuff that you painted over typing mistakes).
Originally Posted by curlypearl

I STILL HAVE WHITE OUT lol. Jeepy's card is proof. HAHAHAHHA
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i've been to new jersey...and I remember pumping gas. It was somewhere in newark...maybe it's too real in the streets there.
Originally Posted by murrrcat
I'm pretty sure I did just outside of Atlantic City, too. We thought it was so weird to have to go pay for your gas before your could pump it!
Originally Posted by CurlyCanadian
I don't ever remember pumping your own gas being legal in NJ. I'm 43 and have never pumped my own gas - I don't even know how.

How about 'get off the phone, I'm waiting for a call' or 'I'll call you from my car phone'.
If you got nothing to bring to the table - don't even bother sitting down.
must be only true jersey people who don't have to pump gas, every non-jersey person has to.

I'm not saying you're a liar, because I know people from jersey who don't pump gas, I'm just saying I've pumped gas in NJ.
WHO GONNA STOP ME??...the cops

eta:

ummm so if it's 2 am can you pump your own gas or no? Or do gas stations stay open 24/7.

Because my hometown we can go to certain gas stations at 3 am and pump gas without anyone working there....if you know you have a credit card, obviously.

And everywhere here is Prepay anyway. I haven't seen non Prepay gas stations in foreverrr.

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You're out of luck if it's 2 am and the gas station isn't open. There are some that are open 24 hours, but most aren't.

If you've pumped gas in Jersey, you weren't supposed to, it is actually illegal. I don't have any idea what the penalty is, but I guess everyone here just knows there's no need to get out of your car, the attendant will be with you in a minute.
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If you got nothing to bring to the table - don't even bother sitting down.
I'm a rebel I guess.

I had to google it and saw it was illegal. It's also one of the dumbest laws on the dumb law list.

I guess it gives jobs, so that's good...

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